The Terminator (1984)


The Terminator (1984) Poster

A Cyborg has been sent from the future on a deadly mission, it has been programmed to kill a young woman named Sarah Connor. Sarah has no idea that her life will have a staggering effect on the fate of mankind and that she is in danger of being killed at the hands of an inescapable machine known as the Terminator. Kyle Reese has also been sent from the future, but his mission is to protect the unknowing mother of a future leader. Is there any way to stop the death of an innocent when the relentless Cyborg is set on his course…

The Terminator Battle Damage

The Terminator (1984) Official Plot Synopsis:

In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created ‘THE TERMINATOR’.

The Terminator (1984) Trailer:

Byte-Size The Terminator (1984) Review:

A b-movie, sci-fi action film with horror undertones. Claustrophobia plays a huge part in this movie,- managing to enthral and intrigue with its sheer scope, imagination and menace as it draws the viewer in with very real fears of technology and the future.

Brilliantly dark and brutal.

The Terminator (1984) Information:

Directed by: James Cameron | Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd | Written by: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd & Bill Wisher | Release date: October 26, 1984 | Studio: Hemdale Film Corporation, Pacific Western Productions | Distributed by: Orion Pictures | Music by: Brad Fiedel | Cinematography: Adam Greenberg | Editing by: Mark Goldblatt | Running time: 108 minutes | Country: United States | Language: English | Budget: $6.4 million | Box office: $78,371,200

The Terminator (1984) Cast:

The Terminator: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Kyle Reese: Michael Biehn | Sarah Connor: Linda Hamilton | Lieutenant Ed Traxler: Paul Winfield | Detective Hal Vukovich: Lance Henriksen | Ginger Ventura: Bess Motta | Dr Peter Silberman: Earl Boen | Matt Buchanan: Rick Rossovich | Pawnshop Clerk: Dick Miller | Nancy: Shawn Schepps | Desk Sergeant: Bruce M. Kerner | Future War Terminator: Franco Columbu | Punk Leader: Bill Paxton | Punk: Brad Rearden | Punk: Brian Thompson

The Terminator (1984) Official Images:

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Gale Anne Hurd | Bess Motta – Ginger Ventura | Peter Kent – T-800 Stuntman | Brad Fiedel – Composer | Shaun Hutson – Author of the first The Terminator Novel

TERMINATOR 2: PureArts T-800 Battle Damaged Edition 1/1 Scale Art Mask

The Terminator (1984) Home Releases:

The Terminator (1984) [Blu-ray Book] | The Terminator (Blu-ray) | Terminator Anthology (Best Buy Exclusive) | Terminator Anthology

The Terminator (1984) Home Release Reviews:

The Terminator (Special Edition) [DVD] Region 2 Review

The Terminator (1984) Trivia:
  • O.J Simpson was considered for the role of the Terminator, but the producers feared he was too “nice” to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.
  • Michael Biehn’s character Kyle Reese gets bitten on the hand by another character, which has happened to him in every James Cameron film he’s been in: Aliens, and the Abyss.
  • Shots through the Terminator’s vision shows a dump of the ROM assembler code for the Apple II operational system. If you happen to own an Apple II, try entering the prompt: ] call -151 * p This should give you the Terminator view.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks only 17 sentences in the film.
  • The initial draft of the film was sold to Cameron’s wife Gale Anne Hurd for the sum of $1 (cup of coffee).
  • Wolfie, James Cameron’s German Shepherd dog can be seen at the Tiki Motel.
  • The beginning of production was postponed for nine months due to Arnold’s commitment to Conan the Destroyer, during this time Cameron wanted to be working but had no time to take on a whole new film so he started a writing assignment which turned out to be: Aliens.
  • Near the beginning of the film Sarah Connor gets a message on her answering machine telling her that her date has been postponed, the voice is Cameron’s.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line “I’ll be back” was actually intended to be “I’ll come back”. It was reported in late 2012 that Arnold and director Jim Cameron had an argument about what line should be delivered on set… even to go as far as filming different lines as a compromise at the time.
  • In the original Screenplay treatment of ‘The Terminator’ Cyberdyne Systems was originally going to be called Cyber Dynamics.
The Terminator (1984) Original Novel:
The Terminator Movie Novelization


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John Boko Show
John Boko Show
4 years ago

This movie is awesome ! My favorite one out of the bunch LOVE IT ! 🙂

3 years ago

By far my favorite movie of all time…

Alex Krajci
Alex Krajci
1 year ago

I Like 1984’s The Terminator, I Give It Three Stars Out Of Four Stars.

2 months ago

My idea and script for the fabulous Terminator is exclusive in based on the plot of The Terminator 1 by James Cameron, as a movie remake. After all, this is another Terminator, and it was specifically created by the God of Fire and the blacksmith Hephaestus, and not Skynet and people. The Terminator was ordered by the God Zeus and his mission was to guard the divine sacred fire in the abode of the Gods on Olympus. God Prometheus decided to give mankind fire a symbol of the gods and gave Fire to people. For this, Zeus ordered Hephaestus to… Read more »